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Echocardiography

The application deadline for Echocardiography has been extended. Students interested in applying for fall, 2014 should contact health sciences admissions at 252-493-7473.

The Echocardiography curriculum provides the individual with the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire, process, and evaluate the human heart using high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart.

Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with a knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology and pathology all of which are essential to obtaining high quality sonographic images.

Graduates may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in physics, cardiovascular physics and adult echocardiography. Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physician's offices, mobile services, and educational institutions.